Diddy Defends Jay-Z’s NFL Partnership, While Supporting Kaepernick

The conversation over Jay-Z and the NFL’s controversial partnership continues to be the hot button topic of the month.

We’ve heard opinions from both sides. Colin Kaepernick’s camp is not with the idea of the rap mogul doing business with the league. While others, like rapper Freddie Gibbs and former football player, turned media personality Marcellus Wiley are passed kneeling and are here for Jay’s new venture.

But another businessman has stepped up to say his piece on the matter.

According to Complex, Diddy wants the discussion surrounding Jay and Kap as a whole to end.


“Hov is one of the greatest to ever do it, he has been there more than anybody from the hip hop culture, including me,” Diddy tweeted. “He’s always been so selfless and fights for other people. We as a people cannot be divided and conquered at this time!!”

Puff also included a video of one of Jay’s answers during his press conference with Roger Goodell.

Kap’s influence when it comes to social injustice and the NFL is undeniable. In Dec. of 2017, Diddy announced that he was interested in buying the Carolina Panthers as a means to “immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation.” Unfortunately, plans flopped when the Panthers were sold to David Tepper for $2.3 billion.

Despite the setback, Diddy’s experience with the business of the NFL allows him to understand Jay’s position on the matter.

And just in case you were stuck on who to choose, Diddy took to Twitter to explain how one can support both Jay and Kap.

Roc Nation signee Rapsody also sided with Jay when discussing his partnership with the NFL. Irv Gotti also clarified his statements regarding JAY-Z’s new deal during an interview with Angie Martinez.

“I choose JAY every time to represent me, the culture, black men, the whole gamut,” Irv said nearly 30 minutes into the interview. “We are all jumping to conclusions… We don’t know what they’re doing… I believe in JAY-Z, the person, the black man.”

Everyone has an opinion but regardless if you’re for Jay or Kap, one thing everyone can agree on is that we aren’t 100% sure how this will turn out. So, all anyone can do is … wait.

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